annular eclipse


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annular eclipse
annular solar eclipse
May 10, 1994

annular eclipse

n.
A solar eclipse in which the moon covers all but a bright ring around the circumference of the sun.

annular eclipse

n
(Astronomy) an eclipse of the sun in which the moon does not cover the entire disc of the sun, so that a ring of sunlight surrounds the shadow of the moon. Compare total eclipse, partial eclipse

an′nular eclipse′


n.
an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.annular eclipse - only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seenannular eclipse - only a thin outer disk of the sun can be seen
solar eclipse - the moon interrupts light from the sun
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